Published by Mark Barrett


Christmas at CURE Uganda

by on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Christmas came to CURE Uganda last week, with gifts of CUREMoms t-shirts, traditional kitingi wraps, and prints of photos from the day. The wraps may look familiar; remember the wraps CURE employees in the UAE lovingly created for moms in Uganda?They arrived and were met with smiles and appreciation from moms and babies alike! Here are a few photos from a happy holiday in the ward at CURE Uganda.

Padde is a walking testimonial

by on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm

While escorting the two towards the main gate of CURE Uganda, I mention that I’m always grateful to meet humble patients like Padde. His father stops his steps and corrects me. “Padde is no longer a patient.” As a confused look sets across my face, he leans over and tells me, “patients still need help. Padde is cured.”

Hydrocephalus hasn’t stopped Michelle Martin

by on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:36 am

Volunteer and CURE supporter Michelle Martin is finishing up a 7-week trip to CURE Uganda. Michelle was diagnosed with hydrocephalus during infancy, so her story is particularly unique and inspiring at CURE Uganda, where we treat many babies with hydrocephalus.

Behind the scenes at CURE Uganda

by on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

Social workers prepare patients and parents psychologically before a doctor is introduced. The goal is to help the parents understand what exactly is happening to their child. Part of our job is treating not only the illness, but also addressing any preexisting myths or beliefs that may exist. To treat a child and have a parent leave the hospital still thinking it was witchcraft or superstition that caused the illness may prevent others from traveling to CURE for treatment. Word of mouth is an extremely important means of communication in Uganda, especially in rural locations.

Getting to know CURE Uganda: Grace Wanyana

by on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

As part of a new series, we will be introducing several of our CURE Uganda staff members. We feel it’s important to highlight these individuals for their hard work, talent, and sacrificial service to heal the sick and proclaim the Kingdom of God. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Grace Wanyana, Assistant Nurse Manager at CURE Uganda.

Getting to know CURE Uganda: Dr. John Kimbugwe

by on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

As part of a new series, we will be introducing several of our CURE Uganda staff members. We feel it’s important to highlight these individuals for their hard work, talent, and sacrificial service to heal the sick and proclaim the Kingdom of God. Our first interview is with Dr. John Kimbugwe, medical officer at CURE Uganda.

The first few weeks in Uganda

by on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

I’ve been in Uganda for a few weeks and things are getting a bit more comfortable. Routine is coming together; work is under control. The first few days were especially tough. And I’m still learning, still figuring things out. But I know how to walk into town, I know names of staff at the hospital, and I know that wi-fi is terrible. It’s almost like Malawi… but worse. Although Mbale is incredibly small, the center of town is very congested and everyone is competing for another foot of space.

Faces

by on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

The faces in Malawi instantly grab your heart. Before introducing myself to new patients for the first time, I already feel connected to the smiles and laughter that fill the children’s ward. After only a couple days at CURE, personalities surface and friendships are formed. Body language, facial expressions, and smiles communicate more to the CUREkids staff than I would have ever imagined before arriving here.

Reflections on time at CURE Malawi

by on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:37 am

Our CUREkids Coordinators are CURE’s eyes and ears on the ground in our hospitals. They not only file photos and updates on each CUREkid but also act as Correspondents, giving us a glimpse of  life at the CURE hospital and in the country and culture in which the hospital serves. The following is part of […]

Operation of Hope visits CURE Malawi

by on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Our CUREkids Coordinators are CURE’s eyes and ears on the ground in our hospitals. They not only file photos and updates on each CUREkid but also act as Correspondents, giving us a glimpse of  life at the CURE hospital and in the country and culture in which the hospital serves. The following is part of […]

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